Tag: asphalt

Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek asphaltos, which in turn was borrowed from an Eastern word.

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Slope Whisperers

Slope Whisperers

Cambridge, MA, maintains a series of three terminal reservoirs for drinking water. Fresh Pond has been one of the most prominent reservoirs in the city’s fleet of water sources and a favorite with the community, not just as a source of water, but also because of its role as a

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The world of permeable pavers is multifaceted. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be placed in a wide range of configurations to match tastes, function, or budgets. They can play a central role in meeting a wide variety of water-quality improvement goals. Projects employing permeable

Reader Profile: Maihan Noorzay

Reader Profile: Maihan Noorzay

After 12 years working for other geotechnical consulting firms, Maihan Noorzay knew what he wanted his own company to look like when he launched Noorzay Geotechnical Services (NGS) in Southern California in 2017. “We wanted to take a step outside of the box and offer clients a tailored service providing

Project Profile: Information Integration

Project Profile: Information Integration

New utility scanning technology is now available that will add to the professional utility contractor’s toolbox. The new UtilityScan system from GSSI uses a novel approach called “sensor fusion,” in which coils that detect power radiated from electrical cables are fused with ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in a single box. This

The New Swiss Army Knife

The New Swiss Army Knife

When Takeuchi first introduced the compact excavator in 1971, some people scoffed and criticized that the machine was little more than a toy. Since then, the machine has become an integral part of the construction site, sometimes replacing other machines—and not only on general construction sites but in many other

The Kobayashi Maru

The Kobayashi Maru

I’ll openly admit it. I’m a Star Trek nerd. My wife knows it. My children know it. My friends know it. And now you do too.

If you’re not a Star Trek nerd and unfamiliar with the Kobayashi Maru, here’s some Star Trek Universe knowledge. The Kobayashi Maru is a training

Neal Manufacturing Introduces Asphalt Road Preservation Package

Neal Manufacturing Introduces Asphalt Road Preservation Package

ANNISTON, Ala. (June 14, 2018) – Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment LLC and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, offers its Asphalt Road Preservation Package for optimal efficiency and high-quality results on both detail and high-volume sealcoating applications. The package includes Neal Manufacturing’s drivable DA 350 dual

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